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10 new domestic routes arriving this spring

By The Hub team, November 21, 2017

Today, we announced more opportunities for our customers to travel from five of our U.S. airport hubs to 10 cities in California, Florida, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas beginning in April 2018. Additionally, we announced that we will begin optimizing our O'Hare International Airport (ORD) schedule to provide shorter connection times and more options for our customers connecting through Chicago.

Valley View over the Merced River, Yosemite National Park

"We continue to focus on making United the first choice for customers when planning their domestic and international travel," said Grant Whitney, United's vice president of Domestic Network Planning. "Our new daily services connect customers to important business markets and our new seasonal summer routes provide more customers with convenient access to enjoy our National Parks."

Beginning April 9, 2018, service to Wilmington, North Carolina from Chicago and Washington Dulles and to Elmira, New York from New York/Newark will operate daily nonstop service year round. The full list of these new routes includes:

  • Chicago to El Paso, Texas
  • Chicago to Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Denver to Jacksonville, Florida
  • Los Angeles to Redmond, Oregon
  • Los Angeles to Medford, Oregon
  • New York/Newark to Elmira, New York
  • Washington-Dulles to Wilmington, North Carolina

Mountains near Missoula, Montana

We are also offering a new summer service in 2018, allowing more customers to have easier access to popular outdoor destinations like Yosemite National Park near Fresno; Glacier National Park near Kalispell and Yellowstone National Park near Missoula. These daily service routes will begin June 7 and June 8 and include:

  • Chicago to Fresno, California
  • Los Angeles to Kalispell, Montana
  • Los Angeles to Missoula, Montana

In addition to adding new domestic routes to our schedule, we are enhancing our operations in Chicago. Beginning in February 2018, a newly enhanced bank structure at O'Hare Airport will mean shorter connection times and better access to more destinations for our customers connecting through Chicago. This operations enhancement, already in place at our Houston Airport hub, will enable us to greatly improve connectivity throughout our industry-leading global route network.

For more information on our new 2018 domestic routes and our operations enhancement in Chicago, visit United Newsroom.

United Cargo operates more than 11,000 cargo-only flights in one year

By The Hub team, March 19, 2021

On March 19, 2020, United operated its first flight carrying cargo without passengers on board. While the passenger cabin was empty, its cargo hold was completely full, carrying more than 29,000 pounds of commodities from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

A year later, United Cargo has operated more than 11,000 cargo-only flights carrying more than 570 million pounds of freight. To support the COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts, United Cargo has also transported more than 113 million pounds of medical and pharmaceutical products on both cargo-only and passenger flights as well as approximately 10 million COVID-19 vaccines, providing global communities access to the items they have needed most.

10 tips for spring travel

By The Hub team, February 24, 2021

Whether you haven't flown with us for a while or just need a quick refresher before your spring trip, read this list of tips to know before your flight and arrive at the airport travel-ready:

1. Download the United app for contactless bag check, travel assistance and more

Before your flight, download the United app to view your flight status, check in, sign up for flight notifications, locate departure gates, access our free personal device entertainment when available and more. We've also updated our app with new features that can make your trip a little safer, including contactless bag check.

Don't forget to use Agent on Demand for help with any and all questions you may have before your flight. This new capability is available at all our U.S. hub airports and allows you to use your own mobile device to contact a customer service agent via phone, video or chat to help with day-of-travel questions while you're at the airport. Learn more about Agent on Demand here.

United joins UNICEF COVAX initiative

By The Hub team, February 19, 2021

This week, we were honored to become the first U.S. airline to join the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting the vaccine and other critically needed supplies to underserved areas of the globe.

"We are committed to helping the global community in any way we can, and we all must work together to do our part to bring this health and humanitarian crisis to an end," said Director of Cargo Specialty Products Manu Jacobs.

We will leverage our expertise to transport these critical pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments around the world safely, efficiently and expediently. We are proud to partner with the United Nations to support this global effort and provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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